Mooses with Bazookas
What on earth is this? A novel? A picture book? A crime?
It’s an illustrated collection of stories and humorous letters, with a novella (Mooses with Bazookas) in its middle. It stars a mouse, a moose, a dog who can speak Alienese, and other lovable misfits. It’s perfect for people who need, or want, to laugh. Signed copies available now from S. D. Smith!
Around the Web
A Walk in the Woods by Nikki Grimes and Jerry Pinkney
Janie at Redeemed Reader reviews a picture book.
- A Walk in the Woods features Jerry Pinkney’s last illustrations in a sensitive portrayal of childhood grief.
Be Human Evangelism
Lauren Holbrook reminds us of what evangelism really means.
- What comes to your mind when you hear the word evangelism? You may have a memory of hearing the gospel for the first time at a VBS or you were blessed to hear a missionary share an incredible testimony of someone in their community coming to faith. For me I think back to my experience of beach evangelism, which was a key component of my summers serving with a college ministry. This one hour in my week was exhilarating and terrifying at the same time!
27 Easy Crafts to Get Your Kids Involved This Thanksgiving
Some suggestions for how to involve your artistic kids in your Thanksgiving celebration.
- Do your kids like to do crafts? Do you have a budding artist in the family? With Thanksgiving coming up, there will be lots of things for you to do. Instead of going out and buying a bunch of decor, why not let your kids make some crafts to decorate your home?
Why We Can Still Walk Forward Into the Light this Christmas
Nancy DeMoss Wohlgemuth points us to the light shining into the darkness.
- I’ve always found it worthy of note that God’s Son arrived on the earth without much of a splash. No first-century version of a media blitz. No big publicity campaign. The choir of angels was, of course, a spectacular touch, yet God confined its audience to only a handful of shepherds. To almost everyone else, Jesus slipped into the world unannounced.
No fanfare. No light show.
Around the Warren
The Hackberry Tree
Henry Lewis learns about the value of investing in relationships.
- It was a sunny afternoon in my backyard. The old man stood at the base of a small hill and looked up the slope to a little stand of trees and brush. His wrinkled and leathered exterior belied a kind and gentle nature. A closer look would discover a twinkle in his eyes. This was Grandpa Gregerson, my wife’s grandfather. He had worked hard most of his life. Now his working days were over. He and Grandma had come down from the rural north country and were visiting our home.
Review: The Balter of Ashton Harper
S.D.G Morgan reviews Millie Florence’s new middle grade novel from Bandersnatch Books.
- When I started reading The Balter of Ashton Harper, it struck me at first blush as a fun and fanciful Middle Grade imitation of a Jane Austen novel of manners. For the first few chapters, I assumed the plot would only be about the main character, Ashton Harper, and his angst-ridden drive toward perfection in his dancing. And of course, that alone would make a fine and fun novel. But as I continued on in the narrative journey I discovered that the book widens and deepens like a meandering river.
Something to Do with Your Kids
If you’ve still got autumn leaves around, try this leaf wreath made from real autumn leaves!
Something to Watch
The Map Men have something to say about the first accurate map of France.